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Apr 15, 2024

  • Cattle Market and Meat Demand Monitor
  • Update on Crop Pests
  • Snakes are Becoming More Active


00:01:05 – Cattle Market and Meat Demand Monitor: Glynn Tonsor, K-State livestock economist, kicks off the show with a cattle market outlook. He talks about things taking place globally that can impact the market and provides an update on the Meat Demand Monitor.

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00:12:05 – Update on Crop Pests: Keeping the show rolling is K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth with an update on pests in fields. He talks about alfalfa weevils, pea aphids and what growers should be watching for in their fields moving forward.


00:23:05 – Snakes are Becoming More Active: Information about snakes from K-State wildlife specialist, Drew Ricketts, ends today’s show as he explains why people will start seeing them more often and how they can end up in homes.



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Agriculture Today is a daily program featuring Kansas State University agricultural specialists and other experts examining ag issues facing Kansas and the nation. It is hosted by Shelby Varner and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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